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EMU Foundation

Faculty & Staff Giving

Why give back to EMU?

EMU is experiencing tremendous growth, both in the number of students we serve and the breadth of our offerings. Help us sustain this growth and provide the best educational experience for our students. EMU faculty and staff frequently make headlines for academic and professional accomplishments - however, you are also instrumental in a number of largely-unsung accomplishments, which impact our students every day.

How does my gift help EMU students?

Faculty and staff contributions to EMU Annual Giving impact a number of critical areas, including but not limited to:

  • Scholarship support: 81% of EMU undergraduates receive financial aid; 37% receive scholarships. Scholarships can be the deciding factor in continuing the pursuit of a degree.
  • Facility and technology improvements: EMU students are attractive employees because they’re taught and trained in the latest technologies for their chosen fields. Your contributions help us keep our classrooms and laboratories up-to-date.
  • Undergraduate Symposium: In addition to the 200 faculty members mentoring students and the countless staff involved in supporting this event, our annual showcase of EMU undergraduate research and creative projects is bolstered by your contributions.
  • Need-based initiatives: Some EMU students lack housing stability or a strong family support system. Initiatives like the MAGIC Scholarship Fund, benefitting students from the foster care system, or Swoop’s Student Food Pantry, which combats food insecurity, are critical to these students’ college experience.

Your participation makes a difference.

Whether you choose to support a specific area or contribute to the EMU Fund (serving the areas of greatest need), every gift, regardless of size, makes a positive impact in the lives of EMU students. We’re aiming for 100% participation in our faculty/staff giving campaign. We believe in YOU and your commitment to EMU students.

Here's how you can give:

Faculty and staff can make gifts using paper gift forms (distributed to all staff each fall during the annual campaign kick-off) or can give online at any time by visiting emich.edu/foundation/give.

  • Payroll deduction: EMU offers a convenient payroll deduction option for one-time and recurring gifts. When giving online, you'll be asked to make this designation on the "payment information" tab.

Thank you for your belief in the mission and vision of EMU. For more information about Faculty and Staff giving, contact Celia Murkowski at 734.487.5634 or email [email protected]

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EMU Foundation is located at 112 Welch Hall, 850 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197 Phone: 734.484.1322